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Ford Model T – Motoring over Mount Chiliad (Grand Theft Auto V)

You may have seen an earlier video I published, originally filmed in 1911, showing a 1910 Ford Model T conquering Ben Nevis in Scotland. Using a beautifully detailed modification to the well known computer game Grand Theft Auto 5, in the form of a 1910 Ford Model T touring car, I’ve attempted to recreate this epic mountain climb (albeit on a computer and with the absence of snow!!).

Mount Chiliad in the game is based on Mount Shasta in California. 

The only thing really wrong with the in-game Model T is the ridiculously high top-speed, and the decidedly V8 sounding engine!!

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Mitch Taylor

New South Wales, Australia

How to Start a Ford Model T in Cold Weather

So I thought it was about time I published a video on the age-old trick to starting a Model T Ford in cold weather conditions.

It was about 7 degrees Celsius (about 44 degrees Fahrenheit) when I recorded this video, with a completely cold engine; not previously started that day – enjoy the video 🙂

How to Start a Ford Model T in Cold Weather


Mitch Taylor

New South Wales, Australia

Forster Keys Family Fun Day 2016

When: Sat 2 & Sun 3 July 2016

Location: Elizabeth Reserve, Forster Keys,

Phone: 02 6557 2166

Saturday 2nd July (from 10am)- Power boats preview (practice/display)

Sunday 3rd July (from 9am)- Power boats display, classic car display & family fun day.

Check out the community market stalls,jumping castle, merry-go-round, steamboats, giant childrens’ playground, dog show, stationary engine display, radio controlled power boats, zumba demonstration, 101.5 direct broadcast and 3 live bands!

Hungry? There will be espresso coffee stands, hot dogs, chips, sandwiches, bacon & egg rolls, sausauge & onion rolls, fairy floss and icecream.

A massive weekend of family entertainment & fun!!

870 off-street car parking spaces. See you there!

Forster Keys Family Fun Day

Mitch Taylor's 1925 Ford Model T

Mitch Taylor’s 1925 Ford Model T

Mitch Taylor

New South Wales, Australia goes mobile (update)

Thanks for the comments everyone, I’ve done an upgrade since that screenshot was taken, there’s now a new, easier to use menu system, with the familiar “three dash” menu button at the top left of the screen, and it appears on every page, so there’s no need to return to the home page to get to the menu. 

Simply access the site from your iPhone, Windows Phone or Android smart phone to view the mobile version. 

If you can’t get it to work, simply enter the mobile URL: (Might look funny on a computer or tablet) 

Let me know what you think guys…

Mitch Taylor

New South Wales, Australia

My 1925 Ford Model T – at Motorfest 2016

Sunday 12th June 2016, my wonderful wife Shae and I went to Great Lakes Nissan Motor Fest… the weather was a little patchy but mostly fine, and there was a large collection of very nice cars.

My Wife, My Model T and Me

Shae and I also had our picture taken for the local paper; the Manning River Times

Mitch Taylor

New South Wales, Australia goes mobile

So I’m finally getting this website up to date – it’s gone mobile!

With more and more people these days owning smartphones, I figured it only logical to make this site accessible via mobile.

Try it out!

It’s not 100% finished yet but it’s getting there.

Simply go to the website on your smartphone.

Mitch Taylor

New South Wales, Australia

Taree Historic Motor Club & Weekend on Wheels

Unlike last year’s “Weekend on Water”, Weekend on Wheels 2016 was an absolutely beautiful day, with a cloudless sky and bright sunshine all day.

An excellent turn out, with at least 150 cars in attendance plus half a dozen or so trucks and around 20 motorcycles. There were approximately six or so cars from our own club, including Greg Lee with his 1913 Rover, Mitch and Shae Taylor with the 1925 Ford Model T, Allan Walters with his 1929 Chrysler 75 and Ray and Lyn Lapham with their 1980 Holden VC Commodore and also their Holden Monaro. Apologies there were others but I didn’t clock the names. 

Allan Walters won an award for his Chrysler at the end of the day, despite stating at the beginning of the day “I don’t win awards at car shows!” — I think perhaps a fine is in order aye Allan?

Greg Lee looked very suave dressed in his best, with his grey suit and waistcoat, complete with a very regal top hat. Ray Lapham bought a bright yellow Holden Monaro and told Lyn about it afterwards… was that such a good idea Ray? 

Also present was a very tidy looking Peugeot 404 – Ian Dyball, you’re not missing one are you? There was the usual display by the Taree Volunteer Rescue Squad, including a demonstration of how they extract people from wrecked cars after a crash. The police had a highway patrol car on display, and there was the usual side show alley as well as a small display of drag cars.

All in all it was a very enjoyable day – looking forward to next year.

Weekend on Wheels Taree

Weekend on Wheels Taree

Mitch Taylor

New South Wales, Australia